中学英语之友·下(综合版) 2008年11期


Where Is Cambridge University?


“Where is the university(大学)?” This is a question that many visitors to Cambridge(剑桥) ask. But no one can give them a __1__ answer, for there is no wall to be found __2__ the university. The university is the city. You can find classroom buildings, __3__, museums and offices of the university all over the city. And most of its members are the students and __4__ of the thirty-one colleges(学院).

Cambridge was already a __5__ town long before the first students and teachers arrived 800 years ago. It grew up by the river Granta, and the river was once __6__ the Cam. A __7__ was built over the river as early as 875. So the town got its name “Cambridge”.

In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries more and more land was used for college buildings. The town grew much __8__ in the nineteenth century after the opening of the railway in 1845. Cambridge became a __9__ in 1951 and now it has a population of over 100,000. Many young students in other countries __10__ to study at Cambridge. Thousands of people from all over the world come to visit the university town. It has become a famous place all around the world.

1. A. true B. clear C. right D. real

2. A around B. in C. near D. by

3. A. cinemas B. parks C. zoos D. libraries

4. A. parents B. farmers C. workers D. teachers

5. A. interesting B. usual C. developing D. common

6. A. said B. called C. spoken D. talked

7. A. bridge B. building C. station D. house

8. A. smaller B. slower C. faster D. cleaner

9. A. city B. college C. university D. country

10. A. stop B. hate C. hope D. need


Some day little cars may take the place of todays cars. If everyone __1__ such a little car in the future, there will be less pollution in the air, there will be more parking space in cities, and the streets will be __2__ crowded. The space now for one car of the usual size can hold __3__ one such little.

The little cars will __4__ much less to own and to drive. Driving will be __5__ too, because these little cars can go only 50 kilometers an hour.

The cars of the future will be line for going __6__ the city, but they will not be used for going far away. The little car needs only two batteries(电池)—one battery for the motor(发动机), and __7__ for the horn(喇叭) and the lights.

If we will __8__ the big cars along with the small ones, we will need to __9__ two kinds of roads. Some roads will be used __10__ the big, faster cars, and other roads will be needed for the small, slower cars.

1. A. drives B. sits C. makes D. sells

2. A. more B. less C. much D. fewer

3. A. at most B. no more C. less than D. more than

4. A. pay B. spend C. cost D. have

5. A. faster B. harder C. safer D. more dangerous

6. A. over B. around C. from D. past

7. A. another B. one C. other D. others

8. A. think B. use C. park D. love

9. A. build B. put C. found D. open

10. A. to B. as C. for D. in



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